Yes, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 were just released, and the iPhone is more than likely coming tomorrow, but there’s one device that could outshine them all. Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have already been “unveiled”, but there are still a few key details that we don’t know about. Thanks to Geekbench, we might have just gotten our first glimpse at the “power” that’s under the hood.
Instead of going with a Qualcomm chipset for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the Google Tensor chip was announced when the company announced its upcoming devices. This will mark the first time that Google will release a phone with its own custom-designed SoC, and remarks made by Google employees claim that it will compete with other Android flagships.
But outside of those comments, we have not really had too much else to go off of. In the Geekbench results listing, the Pixel 6 Pro offered a single-core score of 414 and a 2074 multi-core score. To give this a little bit of context, the Pixel 4a 5G with its Snapdragon 765G chipset scored 595 in single-core and 1602 in multi-core in our testing. The Galaxy S21 Ultra with its Snapdragon 888 chipset scored 1134 and 3322, respectively.
At first glance, this may make you feel a bit down and disappointed, as we were hoping to see flagship performance after Google’s 2020 lineup of phones. However, it’s important to remember that if this is actually the Pixel 6 Pro and the Google Tensor chip, it’s likely just a pre-production unit.
Not only is it running Android 12, which is still in beta, but Google is also likely working on optimizing the hardware to take advantage of the software. So it’s very likely that the scores will be different once the Pixel 6 Pro actually makes it way into everyones hands.
Along with giving us an idea of what to expect in terms of performance, these results also confirmed previous rumors that the Pixel 6 Pro will include 12GB of RAM. This is an oct-core chipset comprised of three different clusters, and the device’s codename is known as “raven”. All of this lines up with the various rumors and leaks that we’ve seen even before Google unveiled the device.
We still don’t have a firm date as to when Google will finish showing off the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. However, Jon Prosser recently claimed that Google could host an event on October 28th, giving the company plenty of time to be the star of headlines after the iPhone 13 is released.